Ok people. Drop everything and check this out. I walked into my room today and saw this:
And then I walked into the workroom and saw this:
I’ve been pranked!
Ok, before you clutch your pearls and faint from shock, I have to admit that I signed up for this. This year, my department put together a “Secret Bad Santa” game. Well, one particularly fun member of the department put it together. We all drew names and have to prank the person we drew. Fun!
I am sharing this with you for one reason: To brag. No, not really. The reason is because this is what I look forward to around holiday time as a teacher. Sure, the break is nice, but I love having things to look forward to at school. It is a nice reminder that school is not something that should be dreaded. It is a reminder that the people you work with can have a hugely positive influence on your day.
So, do something
malicious crazy fun with your department before winter break! I guarantee it will raise spirits. And who knows! Maybe those spirits will remain high into the new year!
I’ll leave you with this note I wrote to my students as we start the final week before break. You gotta keep it light and fun sometimes, people.